Christmas table decor goes elegant and simple with these natural and inexpensive ideas. Learn how to DIY a beautiful holiday centerpiece and table setting.
I decided to keep things simple with my Christmas table decor this year and I am thrilled with the results! All it took was a few bunches of grocery-store greenery and bags of fresh cranberries mixed with vintage glasses and simple white dinnerware to create a lovely table for my family to gather around this holiday season.
I’m excited to be joining in the Come Home for Christmas Tours this week, hosted by my friends Jenn and Vicki of 2 Bees in a Pod (i.e. two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet!). Every day this week, our group is sharing Christmas decorations throughout our homes – be sure to keep reading to the end so you can see the room tours shared each day!
If you’re a new reader stopping by from one of the other blogs on the tour—welcome! I’m so glad to have you here!
Today our tours are all about our dining rooms, so let’s dive in and I’ll show you the simple Christmas table decor that I’ve put together this year.
Click here to learn how to make those ornament wreaths.
For the past few years, I’ve done neutral metallics in our dining room, mainly because our orange walls are so bold and I always worry that more traditional reds and greens will clash. Well, this year I seem to have reversed my decorating routine! I decided to do mixed metallics on the mantel in our family room (Click here to see my Christmas Mantel) and add splashes of red and green to my Christmas table decor by using fresh cranberries and greenery.
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And I am totally smitten with how my table turned out!
I made the candle ring centerpiece out of fresh ferns and baby’s breath from my local grocery’s florist department. Click here to see how I made this Christmas centerpiece.
Champagne Coupes (similar) / Mercury Votives (similar)
These vintage etched champagne coupe glasses belonged to my grandmother, and I like to add them into my table settings whenever I can. They make me feel fancy! Filled with fresh cranberries and simple white votive candles, they create a simply lovely centerpiece. I added a few mercury glass votives between the coupe glasses for extra sparkle.
White Dinnerware / Miniature Cloche (similar) / Bottlebrush Trees
For my place settings, I stuck to simple white dinnerware topped with a miniature cloche scene of bottlebrush trees and wood veneer Christmas words. I found the miniature trees in the Target dollar section and the wood words at Michaels last year. I love hitting these stores as close to or after Christmas to stock up on craft supplies I can use the following year.
I hope you enjoyed this look at my dining room and my Christmas table decor! I’ll be sharing more of holiday home decor over the next several weeks, but in the meantime, be sure to stop by and see how my friends are decorating their homes for Christmas!
Not only do cranberries make pretty decorations on your table, but I am one of those people who thinks they are yummy cooked in stuff!
Me too! My mom makes a delicious cranberry pie!
Emily your dining room is beautiful! I love the classic greens and cranberries mixed with your vintage glasses! And those sweet mini cloches on each plate are such a CUTE idea!
Thank you so much Cindy! Aren’t those cloches the sweetest!?
So pretty! I like the wood and greenery pops!
Thank you Brittany!
This is breathtaking, Emily! I love the way you introduced the red and green with natural elements; they pair so beautifully with the neutrals!
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Thank you so much Lydi!! <3
This is the cutest tablescape ever!!! I love all the little touches!
I love it all! Those ornament wreaths, the centerpiece and the place settings – how festive! Wish I could come over to join you! Merry Christmas, friend!
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Thank you Meg! I wish you could join us for a Christmas dinner, too! Merry Christmas!
Your tablescape is so pretty! I love how the cranberries give it the perfect pop of Christmas red!!!
Thanks Nicole! Me too!
I love that the red on the table is simply from cranberries. Beautiful!
Thank you Jeanette!
That fern centerpiece is the prettiest thing I’ve seen in a while. I absolutely love it! And the cranberries are a gorgeous touch, too! Emily you’re killing it with your Christmas decor this year!
Thank you so much, Bre! That’s such a sweet thing to say!
Your centerpiece looks gorgeous Emily! Love the fresh cranberries
Thank you Tara!
This looks so fun and festive, Emily! Decorating with cranberries is always a favorite of mine and your table is so beautiful! From the cloches to those stunning ornament wreaths – it’s all perfection. Hugs, Coco
Thank you so much Coco <3
SO festive! LOVE those cloches on each place setting, so pretty!
Thank you Kristi!
So charming! I really love the cloche scenes. Those are awesome! I admire you for not giving in to the orange wall for fear of clashing. The way that you added the cranberries and greenery looks great and everything adds to it.
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Thank you so much Rachel!
Ok, let’s talk about that wall color! LOVE IT! Also, love all your little natural touches with the wood slices and cranberries. So pretty!
Thank you so much Kristy! I’ve been waffling back and forth over whether to keep our dining room orange or paint it a deep purple. But either way, I think the natural table decor would work well 😉
So pretty! Love the red of the cranberries and the cloches with the bottlebrush trees.
Thank you Kristi!
LOVE this table setting! The centerpiece is so beautiful! Love the mix of fern and baby’s breath. And you can never go wrong with cranberries! Those mini cloches are adorable. I need them in my life!
Thank you Sarah! Aren’t those cloches perfect!?